Warm Overnight Temperatures a Welcomes Surprise for Valley Citrus Growers

Cold temperatures failed to materialize as forecast in the Central Valley citrus belt. Growers report that overnight lows dropped to the low 30s and stayed well within the “sweet spot” for the area’s citrus crop, according to a California Citrus Mutual spokesman. The warmer temperatures are attributed to decent cloud cover, particularly in the Foothill areas, […]

McKellar Family Farms Seeks to Boost Tulare County Agritourism

McKellar Family Farms is a non-profit organization in Ivanhoe, CA, offering group wagon tours of its 182-acre working citrus farm. Since 2015, they have hosted thousands of visitors on their farm—including tourists, local students, and community members—and they aim to reach thousands more through the development of a Self-Guided Walking Tour, set to open in […]

California Citrus Mutual to Celebrate 40th Anniversary at Annual Meeting on November 16

On November 16, California Citrus Mutual (CCM) will celebrate 40 years as the “Voice of the Citrus Grower” at its Annual Meeting held at the Visalia Convention Center. CCM is the only trade association dedicated solely to representing the interests of California’s citrus growers on the issues that impact them most. Founded in 1977, by […]

Lilly Pimentel to be Honored with Kings County Farm Bureau’s President’s Award

Lilly Pimentel, ag teacher for Hanford Joint Union High School District, will be honored with the President’s Award at Kings County Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Annual Meeting is an opportunity to celebrate Kings County Farm Bureau’s 99 successful years advocating for agriculture and to honor those in the community that support […]

Marianna Santos Gentert promoted Tulare County Deputy Agricultural Commissioner

Former Agricultural & Standards Inspector IV, Marianna Gentert, has been promoted to the position of Deputy Agricultural Commissioner by Tulare’s Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer, Marilyn Kinoshita. She assumed office August 7, 2017. Gentert grew up in the area on a dairy farm and her father is in the hay business.She attended California State University, Fresno, graduating with […]

100 Years of Farm Bureau History on Display at Tulare County Historical Museum

For 100 years the Tulare County Farm Bureau has been assisting local farmers. Some facts and artifacts about just what the Bureau has been doing for those 100 years is now on display at the Tulare County Historical Museum in the Farm, Labor and Agriculture building. It is just one segment of the Bureau’s events […]

Governor Brown Authorizes State Funds to Help Stop Deadly Citrus Disease

California citrus growers will soon get help from the State to stop a devastating plant disease threatening residential and commercial citrus trees. Governor Brown signed the 2017 Budget Act this week and authorized $10 million in general funding to prevent the spread of the invasive insect Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) and the deadly and incurable plant […]

World Ag Expo Presents Valley Children’s Hospital with $63,000 Check

The International Agri-Center and World Ag Expo presented a check in the amount of $63,000 to Valley Children’s Hospital during the hospital’s All Guild Picnic at the California Armenian Home on May 24, in Fresno, California. The check represented the total funds raised by the Guilds of Valley Children’s Hospital, who participated in World Ag […]